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Faces & Places: February, 2012

by Editorial Staff--Suburban Family Magazine
Victoria Buhrman (pictured, center), senior class president at Woodstown High School and South Jersey Teen Representative for 4-H, spoke at the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention in Atlantic City last month. The teen shared about her experiences moving from an urban area to a rural community and getting involved with the 4-H program by caring for a piglet. Buhrman was congratulated by New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher (pictured, left) and Henry DuBois, president of the NJ State Board of Agriculture (far right).

Third-grade students at Hurffville Elementary School got some winning advice from former Philadelphia Phillies player and current hitting instructor Milt Thompson, who visited the school in January. Thompson gave an entertaining and informative presentation—not about his job playing America’s favorite pastime—but about creating goals and how to achieve them by staying in school and getting a good education.

Local accounting firm Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co. , of Cherry Hill and Hammonton, celebrated their fourth annual “National Wear Red Day” on Feb. 3 by wearing red to spread awareness for women’s heart disease. This year, the staff invited their children to participate in the red tradition and learn about healthy lifestyles from an early age.

The Cat in the Hat helped kick off February’s Read Across America month at Whitman Elementary School, where the beloved Seuss character (along with his buddies, Thing 1 and Thing 2) surprised students participating in a read-a-thon with superintendent Bob Goldschmidt. The 600 students, who will participate in special reading events leading up for Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2, also sang a rendition of “We Love You Dr. Seuss.”

Local girls are giving back to their community in a very admirable way. Chavonne Kouser, Laurel Ann Klein, Nicolette Taglienti and Samantha Sestito, members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 64247, recently organized a series of activities for children in the community, designed to raise awareness for important environmental issues and nature—like backyard bird observing, water pollution, habitat conservation and proper recycling. To cap off the activities, the group (pictured) volunteered at Community Cleanup Day constructing nest boxes for the eastern bluebird.

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 12 (February, 2012).
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